5 Options for Full Mouth Reconstruction 

December 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drvason @ 3:33 pm
Attractive, mature woman smiling after full mouth reconstruction in Atlanta

Full mouth reconstruction in Atlanta is a customized treatment plan. It has the goal of allowing a patient to recover from even the most extensive and complex dental problems. It can renew chewing power, improve aesthetics, lower the risk of future oral health issues, and more. But what exactly is involved in full mouth reconstruction? It may include a number of different procedures. Read on below to learn about a few specific treatments that are often included in a full mouth reconstruction plan.

Dental Implants 

If decay, gum disease, or other circumstances have caused you to lose one or more teeth, your dentist will probably urge you to get dental implants. Implants are small, screw-like devices that serve as prosthetic tooth roots. After they are inserted into the jawbone, they form a strong bond with the surrounding tissue. Thereafter, they can provide an incredibly strong base of support for a crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are the strongest, most natural-feeling form of tooth replacement that modern medicine has to offer.

Non-Implant Tooth Replacement

A minority of patients are ineligible to receive dental implants, while others choose not to get them due to budgetary concerns or other factors. In such cases, alternative forms of tooth replacement may be used during full mouth reconstruction. For example, you might receive a fixed bridge to replace 1 – 3 missing teeth in a row. If your tooth loss is more extensive, you may be a candidate for full or partial dentures.

Root Canal Therapy

If one of your teeth has suffered significant damage or decay, it might be salvageable with the help of root canal therapy. During this restorative treatment, your dentist will access the interior portion of your tooth, removed damaged tissues, and fill in the tooth with a material called gutta-percha. Following this treatment, you will likely need a crown to strengthen the tooth and shelter it against future harm.

Crowns and Other Restorations

Dental crowns are a versatile treatment. They can strengthen damaged teeth, possibly even preventing the need for an extraction in the process. They can also restore the shape of worn-down teeth, hide discoloration, and even be used as part of tooth replacement procedures.

Other types of restorations may also play a role in your full mouth reconstruction. For example, you might need fillings to address spots of mild to moderate decay.

Cosmetic Treatments

The primary goal of full mouth reconstruction is to improve the health and function of a patient’s mouth. However, aesthetics are also important — you deserve to have a beautiful smile! Your dentist might recommend that you get veneers, dental bonding, whitening services, or other cosmetic services to help your renewed smile look its best.

Full mouth reconstruction is a custom process that is unique for each patient. During your consultation, your dentist will let you know which specific treatments you should undergo to achieve your oral health goals.

Meet the Practice

Dr. Hamilton Vason works alongside his son, Dr. Carlisle Vason, and Dr. Kristen Grisham to provide top-quality oral health services to the Atlanta community, including full mouth reconstruction. If you are looking to improve your oral -health, our compassionate and skilled team is ready to serve you. Contact us at 404-367-9799.

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